Job Description Summary:
A position for a Research Assistant is available in Dr. Lee's lab, Department
of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
at the George Washington University. The Lee lab is focused on understanding
molecular signaling networks for cancer metabolism, which further plays an
important role in the development of novel therapeutics for breast cancer. The
lab uses mammalian cells and mouse models with breast tumors to dissect
This research support position contributes to research/development by
assisting with experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. This includes
performing cell cultures for cell and molecular biology experiments including
cell culture, transfection, qRT-PCR, immunoblot, viability assays, and
proliferation under PI's direct supervision. Animal experiment techniques
include handling breast tumor mouse models, orthotopic tumor injection, drug
treatment, and monitoring animals. The core responsibilities of this position
include assisting with data collection and administration of experimental
procedures, and assisting with administrative aspects of preparing manuscripts
for publication. This position may perform some lab maintenance duties as a
secondary function. This role typically works under immediate supervision, and
the primary job functions do not require exercising independent judgment.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties
does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically
related to the position
Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be
conferred by the start date of the position.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum
A Bachelor's degree in Molecular or Cellular biology, Physiology, Cancer
Biology is preferred. Previous working experiences with mammalian cells, mouse
models, RNA isolation and RT-qPCR, western blotting, and cloning in the
biology laboratory is preferred.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Service and Support
Level Level 2
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 5:30
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status On-campus (in person)
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening,
Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace,
and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001430
Job Open Date: 10/08/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be
required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any
other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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